December 7, 2022

Hyundai has turn into the primary producer to totally unveil its 2022 WRC contender within the type of the I20 N Rally1 automobile that includes hybrid expertise.

WRC is altering. Whereas the 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engines stay, they are going to be assisted by a 100kw electrical motor, reworking the interior combustion engine right into a hybridised motor. Consider it or not, the engine is about the one factor carried over from the 2021 vehicles, with Toyota, M-Sport Ford and Hyundai all having to design and assemble all-new vehicles for the brand new season.

Rally1 vehicles, as they are going to be known as with the brand new 2022 rules, are all required to make use of the hybrid energy and are constructed round a brand new metal spaceframe chassis that’s mentioned to be safer all spherical. Because of this, vehicles are actually 70kg heavier, have lowered aerodynamics (roughly 15%), alongside much less suspension journey and the removing of trick centre differentials that has made the 2021 vehicles a few of the quickest WRC machines because the Group B period.

Piloting the 2022 Hyundai I20 N Rally1 vehicles might be Thierry Neuville, Ott Tanak and a mix of each Oliver Solberg and Dani Sordo; though Solberg is anticipated to compete within the majority of the 13 rallies all through the championship.

The primary spherical of the 2022 WRC will start in Monte Carlo on January 20-23, adopted by Sweden a month later (February 24-27) and Croatia (April 21-24).

M-Sport Ford and Toyota are anticipated to disclose their challengers in full this January 15.

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